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DISCLAIMER

THIS SOFTWARE IN ITSELF DOES NOT MAKE PERMANENT AND/OR IRREVERSIBLE MODIFICATIONS TO WII AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE THEORETICALLY SAFE TO INSTALL AND USE. HOWEVER, THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS AND WITH NO GUARANTEE OF ANY SORT WHATSOEVER. THE USER IS ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO HARDWARE AND/OR DATA AS A RESULT OF INSTALLING, USING OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE !


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks go out to the GameCube Linux team, the GeeXboX team, the Team Twiizers and users who have kindly provided feedback about previous release(s).

Special gratitude is owed to the following people, who have kindly made donations to this project. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

torben_s
S. Lippert
elsnorro


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Project Website:  http://geexboxforwii.sourceforge.net

Project Forum:    http://geexboxforwii.sourceforge.net/forum


Release Summary:

  'GeeXboX' is an open-source media center software package based on linux and 'GeeXboX for Wii' is GeeXboX ported, UNOFFICIALLY, to run on Nintendo Wii game console.

  Due to the rather complex nature of current Wii homebrew, GeeXboX for Wii is now released as two different versions: GeeXboX for Wii (IOS) and GeeXboX for Wii (MINI). They both require a homebrew-enabled Wii to run, but the later also requires Team Twiizers's MINI firmware to be installed and should be launched from Bootmii (visit http://www.bootmii.org for details). The IOS version of GeeXboX for Wii lacks support for native wifi and DVD; the MINI version supports native wifi, high-speed USB (USB 2.0), and native DVD.

  This is GeeXboX for Wii (MINI) version #APPVERSION#.


Changelog

#RELEASEDATE#:  #APPVERSION#. Routine release.
           Update linux to 2.6.32.9;
           Update ffmpeg to r21465;
           Update MPlayer to r30437;
           Fix compatibility with certain charset encodings.


20091225:  0.1beta2. Feature improvement release.
           Update linux to 2.6.32.2;
           Enable experimental support for native DVD drive;
           Fix compatibility with multi-channel audio;
           Fix issues with device mounting/unmounting.

20091026:  0.1beta1. Initial release.
           Update linux to 2.6.31.1;
           Enable support for native wifi;
           Fix un-lowered subtitle mode of MPlayer;
           Fix file system auto-recognition.


(Versions released before IOS/MINI version seperation are listed below)

20091016:  0.1alpha8. Feature improvement release.
           Update linux to 2.6.29.6;
           Update MPlayer and ffmpeg to 20091003 snapshots;
           Add fuseiso to handle more disc image formats;
           Fix OSD and aspect ratio in fbi image viewer;
           Add compatibility with new HBC title ID.

20090423:  0.1alpha7. Feature improvement release.
           Update linux to 2.6.29.1;
           Add support for reading exFAT partition;
           Fix wiimote (re)connection.

20090321:  0.1alpha6. Bugfix release.
           Update linux to 2.6.27.19;
           Update MPlayer to r28852;
           Map seeking to arrow keys too;
           Fix mounting usb storages at bootup;
           Fix unmounting disc images.

20090314:  0.1alpha5. Feature improvement release.
           Update linux to 2.6.24.7;
           Add (partial) SDHC support;
           Update MPlayer to r28184;
           Fix boot from SD cards with no partition table;
           Add support for SD cards with multiple partitions;
           Use built-in unrar;
           Stop supporting non-open binary codecs;
           Disable most playback-unrelated services by default.

20081018:  0.1alpha4. Bugfix release.
           Revert libswscale to fix GOOM audio visual rendering;
           Improve GOOM audio visual performance;
           Improve performance in lowering subtitle mode;
           Make lowering subtitles work with DVD-VIDEO;
           Make lowering subtitles work with on-the-fly aspect ratio change;
           Support for optional mounting .nrg (DVD only) and .iso image file;
           Display cpu version number in OPTIONS -> INFO;
           Update GCC to 4.3.2.

20081001:  0.1alpha3. Bugfix release.
           Implementation of optional 'vsync' to improve screen tearing in certain cases;
           Support for on-the-fly aspect ratio change;
           Fixed DVD-VIDEO aspect ratio error when switching between menu and movie;
           Disabling libass to fix lagging and freezing caused by text subtitles;
           Disabling colored spu to fix DVD-VIDEO/vobsub subtitile display;
           Support for vobsub subtitles in rar archive format;
           Support for optionally lowering subtitles into blackbars;
           Fixed subtitle charset conversion;
           Update to MPlayer r27630.

20080808:  0.1alpha2. Feature improvement release.
           Simplified wiimote connection and reconnection;
           Auto-repeat wiimote commands when buttons are held down;
           Kernel patch update;
           Update to MPlayer svn snapshot 20080806.

20080730:  0.1alpha1. Feature improvement release.
           NTSC/PAL autodection (supposed to work);
           Improved support for widescreen mode;
           Aspect ratio software compensation support;
           Improved wiimote connection/reconnection routine;
           User-friendlier handling of boot failure.

20080717:  0.1alpha0. Feature addition release.
           Update kernel patch to whiite-linux-0.1a;
           USB and network support;
           'Bugs' (keypressing and OSD color) in previous version no longer there.

20080624:  Prototype release.


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IMPORTANT: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS ONLY MEANT TO GET YOU STARTED. FOR DETAILED UP-TO-DATE INFOMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE PROJECT WEBSITE.


Requirements:

  Wii with Bootmii installed as boot2 or IOS;
  SD(HC) card formatted in FAT/FAT32.


Usage:

  Boot the geexbox.elf file in bootmii folder through Bootmii GUI.

  The GEEXBOX file tree MUST reside in the root directory of SD card.


Control:

  Navigate the GUI menu using arrow keys on wiimote. View 'help' in menu for more info on wiimote control.